A look at 18th and 19th Century American soldiers and their firearms will be held Sunday, March 3, from 1-4 pm at Shippen Manor Museum, the restored 1754 stone manor house in Oxford, NJ.
Members of the New Jersey Frontier Guard, a French & Indian War reenactment group based in Warren and Sussex (NJ) Counties, will display and discuss flintlock weapons of early settlers and militia. Civil War reenactors will be on hand to portray New Jersey volunteers of the 1860s, discussing and demonstrating the percussion weapons that succeeded flintlocks in the early 1800s. Blank firing demonstrations shall be featured and will be ongoing from 2-4 pm. The Manor will be available for tours starting at 1 pm.
Shippen Manor is located ¼ mile west of the Rt. 31/Wall Street intersection in Oxford. The museum is open to the public on the first and second Sunday of each month, 1-4 pm, March through December. There is no admission fee.
Programming is sponsored by the Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission and the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Please call (908)-453-4381 or visit wcchc.org for further information.
“Member of the New Jersey Frontier Guard.” Photo credit: S. Shutler
Warren County Cultural and Heritage Commission